Torpedo Gun and Gunners on the USS Maine
(Photograph by E. H. Hart)

"These instruments of destruction have to be watched with unceasing vigilance. There is always a larger element of danger about them than about the ordinary weapons of warfare; and the brave fellows in the picture were all sacrificed in the second explosion which followed the upward blow from the mine that destroyed the battleship." - Johnston

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